On August 19, 2011, we laid to rest a member of our family. This man was not only a veteran, but a husband, father, uncle, brother-in-law, and friend to many. I would like to recognize the compassion, efficiency and respect awarded to those that serve their country. Out of respect for his family privacy – it’s enough to say that God knows his name.
Through the ceremony, and still, I think of what his life as my brother-in-law taught me, and I will be forever grateful. His kindness, respect and consideration towards me sealed my view of his character. I enjoyed his sense of humor and being around him gave me many memories of pleasant family times together.
We are blessed to have a large extremely close family. We are a diverse group of people, each making their own decisions of how they want to live their lives. When we are together, the bond is unmistakable – the love and sense of security is evident. I am incredibly thankful to be a part of this family, and pray for my grandchildren to be blessed with that same family bond.
Knowing that people are never perfect, I strive to be the most honorable person I can, because for me, family and friends are the most important haven of my life. When it’s my time to pass away – I want to leave behind the best memories and peace for those that shared so much love and care.